“God is working His purpose out . . and the time is drawing near”

The times have seldom been more turbulent than they are today.  But one thing is absolutely, rock-solid sure: he who sits on Heaven’s throne “works all things according to the counsel of his will” (Eph 1.11).  Or as the hymn writer put it: “God is working his purpose out, and the time is drawing near”. …

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“Rejoice greatly . . . see, your king comes to you”.

We are now in the season of Advent in the Christian calendar, and the words in the title above, from Zech 9.9, sum up the meaning of the season.  Advent - the word means, “to come” or “to arrive” - is popularly thought of as the countdown to Christmas, when we celebrate Jesus Christ’s coming …

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The pattern for the last days of this age: miracles – persecution – martyrdom – resurrection.

“The whole city was abuzz.  Everyone was talking about it.  People were getting healed - in the churches and even out on the streets . . .” .  This is the start of a fictional news report I have written that forms the first part of the attached paper, The pattern for the last days.  It …

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“The Lord, whose fire is in Zion, whose furnace is in Jerusalem”

Towards the end of the prayer meeting on Tuesday morning (23 October 2018) a picture formed in my mind.  I saw a huge blast furnace - like one of those great cooling towers you see in power stations, but red hot, incandescent, a mass of fire, with fire roaring up the centre, and fire, flames …

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